Welcome to the BSAVA research board, where you can find and support clinical research projects from BSAVA members.

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Assessment of hypercoagulability in dogs with ischaemic cerebrovascular infarcts

  • Company: Contact: Sophie Wyatt, Royal Veterinary College
  • Date posted: 24 April 2024

A study at the RVC is looking for dogs with peracute/ acute onset of clinical signs, which are non-progressive beyond 48 hours and localised to the brain, which are suggestive of a cerebrovascular infarct/ ischaemic stroke.

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Clinical management of feline chronic kidney disease in the United Kingdom

  • Company: Contact: Tomás Rodrigues Magalhães, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
  • Date posted: 29 February 2024

Researchers are seeking veterinarians who have diagnosed and treated at least one case of feline chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the last year, to complete a survey intended to gather information on how veterinarians are performing the clinical management of feline (CKD), particularly with regard to its diagnosis, treatment and monitoring.

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Prevalence of intestinal nematodes in UK dogs and cats

  • Company: Contact: Katy Simpson, University of Surrey
  • Date posted: 27 February 2024

This pilot study aims to gather initial information on the prevalence of intestinal worm infections in UK dogs and cats of different ages and in different settings (e.g. homes, kennels/catteries and shelters) to support risk-based deworming.

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Assessing the effect of D-mannose on clinical outcome and microbiota composition in canine chronic inflammatory enteropathy

  • Company: Contact: Prof. Silke Salavati, University of Edinburgh
  • Date posted: 27 February 2024

This prospective randomised clinical trial, funded by BSAVA PetSavers, is investigating a new supplement to treat chronic inflammatory gut conditions, that could significantly reduce the amount of antibiotics or steroids used.

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The use of systemic antibiotics for prophylaxis in veterinary ophthalmic surgery – a practitioner survey of current protocols

  • Company: Contact: Ruby Shorrock MRCVS PGCertSAOphthal, Paragon Referrals
  • Date posted: 16 February 2024

A researcher at Paragon Referrals is seeking veterinary practitioners who perform ophthalmic surgeries to complete a survey on the use of prophylactic intravenous and oral antibiotics during and after an ophthalmic procedure in dogs and cats.

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Prospective trial of different antimicrobial treatment durations for presumptive canine urinary tract infections – the STOP on SUNDAY trial

  • Company: Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service - Fergus Allerton
  • Date posted: 21 June 2021

Presentation of lower urinary tract signs (increased frequency of urination and straining to urinate) is a common reason for veterinary consultation in dogs. These signs can be caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI) that can be treated with antimicrobial therapy.

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